Alingsås District Court shortlisted in international competition


Tengbom designed the Alingsås district court’s zinc-clad extension with respect both to the people and to the democratic rule of law. Now the building has gone through to the next round in the prestigious WAF Awards, competing against projects from all over the world.

Photo: Felix Gerlach

The original district court in Alingsås is a characterful brick building from the late 19th century, designed by Adrian Crispin Pettersson. Last year saw the completion of an extension designed by Tengbom. Now it has beat formidable competition to maintain its place in the prestigious WAF Awards in the Civic and Community category. It goes without saying that we are extremely pleased and proud.

Social institutions such as the court system are the backbone of our country, and as an architectural office we believe it is important to give form to them in such a way that shows respect for the people who work there, the rulings made and the democracy that we all enjoy.

The extension, with its precise appearance and innovative use of zinc plating, previously won the Metal Prize.

Please find more info about the project here.